The home-sharing company’s business has grown steadily while it has largely dodged penalties for hosting unlicensed properties on its platform.  For years, Airbnb and Taiwanese regulators have been playing a cat-and-mouse game. Local regulations limit short-stay accommodation rentals to licensed hotels or inns, but most Taiwan properties listed on the home-sharing platform do not meet…

Known originally for its authentic Italian cuisine, the Sherwood Taipei’s TOSCANA Italian Restaurant in recent years has also appealed to the growing appetite and appreciation for steak in Taiwan. TOSCANA never fails to delight guests with its specialty and premium beef dishes, and it has developed a loyal following among Taiwanese wishing to enjoy the…

Launching the world’s first Photography Butler service to capture your most memorable moments on your mobile phones! Regent Taipei launches the world’s first “Photography Butler” service – professional and passionate “Photo Butlers” will accompany Regent Taipei room guests to popular Instagram check-in spots in the hotel, tourists attractions and insider photo locations across the city…

Despite declining visitor numbers, hotel companies are pushing on with expansion plans. Takehiro Masutomo and his family enjoyed their Taiwan sojourn. A Tokyo-based freelance writer, Masutomo has covered cross-Strait relations over the years and traveled to Taiwan previously for both business and leisure. He brought his parents to Taipei for a long weekend in March….